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CSX - James River Arch Bridge



C. Middlebrook, July 2011


View this photo at railpictures.net

BH Photo #204433

Street View 


Designed by John E. Greiner. Also known as the "Million Dollar Bridge" when constructed.


Concrete arch bridge over Riverside Drive on railroad tracks in Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
Open to traffic
Built in 1919 by the Atlantic Coast Line RR, and the RF&P Railroad
- J. E. Greiner Co. of Baltimore, Maryland & Chicago, Illinois (Designer)
- W.W. Boxley & Co. of Roanoke, Virginia
- Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL)
Open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 2,200.2 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Also called
A-Line Bridge
ACL - James River Arch Bridge
CSX A-Line Bridge
RFP - James River Arch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53387, -77.49553   (decimal degrees)
37°32'02" N, 77°29'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/279501/4157025 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
VA 21278 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33819 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2021: Updated by Dylan Clarke: Added category "James River (Virginia)"
  • June 16, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 19, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • December 14, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • September 22, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Atlantic Coast Line Railroad", "Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad"
  • September 22, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • January 18, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Modified type as this is an open spandrel arch bridge.
  • January 18, 2012: Updated by Loyd Lowry: Added / edited information
  • July 18, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated GPS

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  • Luke
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs


CSX - James River Arch Bridge
Posted May 15, 2021, by JD (not [at] home [dot] now)

Kevin - ACCA has changed their work schedule, I'm not sure why but they're running a lot more work there than they had prior to COVID. it's been a bit of a weird schedule.

CSX - James River Arch Bridge
Posted December 11, 2020, by Kevin Brosnan (kearney608 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Why are there so many more trains crossing this bridge lately, since roughly mid-November, 2020?

CSX Railroad Bridge
Posted January 18, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Beautiful photo Loyd!